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According to reports in Florida, the Marlins front office is pushing Jeffrey Loria to fire Ozzie Guillen after his first season in charge.
Ozzie Guillen could be on the way out as manager of the Miami Marlins. The Marlins disappointed many this season, finishing 69-93 after an offseason that saw them spend heavily to improve the roster. The Palm Beach Post is reporting that several members of the Marlins front office believe that Guillen has brought an unprofessional culture to the Marlins, and they are pushing owner Jeffrey Loria to fire the manager.
ESPN's Buster Olney also reported on Thursday that the Marlins were aggressively looking for a replacement for Guillen:
Marlins are aggressively seeking a replacement for Ozzie Guillen. Will they wait to find someone before firing him? We'll see.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 4, 2012
2012 was Guillen's first season in charge of the Marlins. He spent the previous eight seasons managing the Chicago White Sox. The Marlins sent a pair of prospects to the White Sox in exchange for Guillen, pitcher Jhan Mariñez and shortstop Osvaldo Martínez.
Guillen still has three years remaining on the contract he signed with the Marlins in September 2011, and is owed $7.5 million dollars for those three seasons.